Friday, December 19, 2008

DRS Sketch Something - CHALLENGE

Good Morning!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our Red, Gold, and Green challenge last week. The creations were unique and beautiful! It's always fun to visit each of you and see what you've come up with for the challenge. Thanks again to Whimsy Stamps for sponsoring last week's challenge!

We have a new challenge for you today, a sketch challenge! Our own DT member Emily created this sketch, thanks Emily! This challenge will be a little different than our usual challenges in that it will go for 2 weeks. We have decided to take next week off to focus on family time and the holidays.

We also have a new sponsor for this challenge, DRS Designs! They have generously donated stamps to the DT for creating inspiration samples and also a free stamp for one lucky winner!

Here's a bit about DRS Designs...

DRS Designs is a small family owned company. We have been in the rubber stamp business since 1955 and have been thru many changes since that time. No change was more significant than the addition of art stamps in 1992. In the ensuing 16 years, we have grown our collection to more than 1000 original stamp designs with more being added each month. We offer online shopping from our website, a monthly club - Rubber Mania Monthly, as well as a retail store in Bethel, CT. If you are in the area, stop by our cozy Victorian shop and say hello!
We offer high quality, wood mounted rubber stamps as well as unmounted rubber depending on your preference. We have a 10 person design team and a blog that is updated daily by each member of the team. Every two weeks on a Monday, we host a blog challenge and invite you to join us! Our online site features a gallery for each designer as well as a customer gallery. We hope you will participate in our challenges and email us your cards so we can include them in our growing galleries.
We offer a wide assortment of images, sentiments (serious and humorous) as well as easy background images and technique stamps such as our stained glass and our plaid stamps.
You can find us at and

Here's the sketch for the challenge. Be sure to model your project after this sketch, then post a link here on THIS post to your creation. For a chance to win this blog candy prize, be sure to enter by 7pm EST on Thursday, January 1st! We will be back with an all new challenge in the new year on January 2nd!

Until then, have fun sketching something and Happy Holidays! We look forward to many new challenges in the new year and we hope you'll join us!

DRS Sketch Something - SAMPLES

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Red, Gold, Green Somethings Winner!


Thanks to all who joined in our Red, Gold, and Green color challenge, the creations were wonderful to see. Everyone had a different interpretation of this challenge which is always fun!

Now on to the winner of the Whimsy Stamps as chosen by

Here are your random numbers: 58
Timestamp: 2008-12-18 07:29:45 EST

That's Daisychain who emailed us her entry for this week. This is what she said....

Hi Denise
Beautiful cards again from the DT.
Here is my card.

Merry Christmas

Congrats to Daisychain, contact me with your mailing info and I'll get that out to you ASAP! Thanks again everyone. Hope you'll join us tomorrow for an all new challenge!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Something Red, Gold and Green ~ CHALLENGE

Can you believe Friday is here already!!!!

What a fast week we had to look at everyone's snow somethings!! A big thanks again to Pamela from Firecracker Designs for supplying us with candy last week and a few future challenges as well!!!

Well, the holiday season is upon us and we thought a challenge to use traditional Christmas colors would fit right in. So that's it for the week, just create something using the color combination of red, gold, and green.

The winner of this week's challenge will be among the first to own brand new stamps from the stamp company, Whimsy Stamps. Here's a bit about the company....

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps! We are a family owned business located in New Hampshire, USA. We have had a love of stamping and card making for many years. Our Co-Founder, Denise began her stamping career as an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up!. As she grew to love stamping more and more, she wanted to be able to bring her ideas to life through rubber stamp designs. With the help of our talented artists, we are happy to share the unique designs you see in our Whimsy Stamps Collections. We hope you'll find our stamps easy and fun to use.

All you need to do to win this super cute moose stamp and this sentiment set is post your entry and leave a comment on THIS POST by 7pm, Thursday, December 18th when we will randomly pick a winner.

Be sure to check out the red, gold, and green creations from our design team.

Have fun stamping something! :)

We are without power here in NH, so Erin and I will hopefully be able to see all your fabulous creations and entries soon. If this site is not updated by Thursday or Friday, it means we are still without power. We've had a major winter ice storm that has left most of the state without power and they are saying it could be many days before it is fully restored. We'll be back as soon as possible, until then have fun stamping something red, green and gold!

Red Green Gold - SAMPLES

Guest Designer Vicki Parson's For You Card

Alex's Your Pad or Mine Card

Becky's Season's Greetings Card

Lisa's Thank You Card

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!!!

What a great turnout this week!! Lots of fabulous snowy creations!!! And here is the winner of the Firecracker set

Here are your random numbers:32
Timestamp: 2008-12-12 00:23:51 UTC

That isshaz hank said...
Fun I love Snowmen. I made Snow Something cupcake toppers for a school cupcake sale. hope you like.

Congrats!! Email me(Erin) your address and this set will go postal ASAP!

See you all tomorrow!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Snow Somethings ~ CHALLENGE

Happy December Everyone!

Hope you all had a safe and successful Black Friday! We enjoyed seeing how everyone interpreted that challenge! And a big huge thanks to Jessica Lynn Originals for sponsoring!!

This week's challenge is simple....stamp something with snow. It can be something made of snow, something that likes snow or something that reminds you of snow. Anything really that's more fun that shoveling snow!!

Our snow challenge is sponsored by Firecracker Designs by Pamela. Here's a bit about Pamela's stamps...

Rubber Stamps for the Artistic Soul
Most of my images are made to work together, and for extra versatility, they often have images that stamp inside other images. Like a sign, that has several words that fit inside, or a flower that is separate from the leaves, so you can stamp the flower top, the stem, and or the leaves...create a whole bouquet, or stamp just one... YOU can decide how to put the images together!! Combine sets for lots of options!!!

Unmounted Red Rubber Stamps and Clear Stamps too!! For Scrap booking, Card Making, Jewelry and Paper Crafts. Unique art stamps for hours of rubber stamping fun! Specializing in those hard to find images,mostly hand-drawn and photo manipulated art stamps.Yoga,Germany, Italy, Children images and so much more!

Pamela has not only generously donated blog candy for you this week, but she also donated some of her adorable stamps to the Stamp Something DT as well as her own DT member, Vicki Parson, so we could all play with some firecracker rubber!! Here's the set you could win(perfect for Christmas Cards)! All you need to do is leave a link on THIS POST to your snow creation by 7pm Thursday, December 11 and you'll be entered to win this fantabulous set!!

Happy Snow Stamping and be sure to visit Firecracker Designs, you'll love what you see:)

Snow Somethings - SAMPLES

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Black Friday Somethings Winners!

Hi All!

Thanks to all of you for playing along with our Black Friday Somethings challenge this week. We got to see lots of fabulous interpretations of this Black challenge. Who knew black could be so fun! :)

The winners of the JessicaLynnOriginal blog candy prizes are, as chosen by

Here are your random numbers: 9 44
Timestamp: 2008-12-04 07:53:37 EST
That means, Ann said...
Wow I'm early this week - miracle - I'm usually too late or post on wrong thread!! Great challenge - love the idea of Black Friday in the US. Sounds like the English January Sales or at least how they used to be. HERE IS MY CARD sorry for rambling. Ann xxx

Ann is the winner of the JessicaLynnOriginal gift certificate! Congrats Ann!

And....Sarah said...
Great samples from the design team! Here is my card

Sarah is the winner of the JLMould designer stamp! Congrats Sarah!

Please contact Erin for further details about claiming these blog candy prizes! Big thanks to JessicaLynnOriginal for donating these great prizes! And thanks again everyone for another fun week! Hope you'll check back tomorrow when we post a new STAMP SOMETHING challenge! Have a great night!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Somethings - CHALLENGE

Hi All!

It's Friday and we've got a fun new challenge for you this week, one in honor of the traditional Black Friday shopping day here in the States! Each year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the retail shops and stores have crazy specials, sales, early bird deals, and low prices on all your holiday shopping needs. It's a day when people get up at crazy early hours, wait in line forever, pushing and shoving just to get that sale price or one of kind gift for that special someone! It's a fun shopping day, one might feel very victorious at what she can accomplish in a few short hours!

So we thought it would be fun to have a "Black Friday Somethings" challenge! All you need to do is make a project using the color black! Simple! It can be anything, a card, scrap page, 3d item, a gift, as long as it contains black in some form, it counts!

To enter for your chance at this week's blog candy prize, have your entry posted by 7pm EST on Thursday, December 4th. We will be choosing 2 lucky winners this week! Please leave your comments on THIS post for the blog candy chance!

Our sponsor this week is JessicaLynnOriginal! Here's a little info about this unique stamp company....

JessicaLynnOriginal & JLMould Custom Stamps are perfect for almost every occasion. They not only are perfect for those heartfelt gifts that you create; but they make perfect gifts for friends and family. The high quality clear stamps are easy to wash with water or with baby wipes.

JessicaLynnOriginal is my original designs ready to ship to you. They are hand drawn by JessicaLynn and turned into stamps ready for your card making.

JLMould has a new series of DESIGNER STAMPS: We have worked hard on creating some original and creative ready to add your personal or business information to stamps. If you order one of these stamps just provide the requested information at checkout. We will send you a proof so you can see how your information will appear.

JessicaLynn has generously donated one $20 Gift Certificate from JessicaLynnOriginal & one designer stamp from! How fabulous is that! We will draw two random winners using next Thursday evening. Winner 1 will receive the $20 GC and winner 2 will receive the free designer stamp.

Be sure to check out the fun and fabulous black somethings the design team created this week! We hope you'll stamp something black with us this week! Happy Stamping and shopping! :)

Black Friday Somethings - SAMPLES

Emily's You're On My Mind Card

Jo's Seasons Greetings Card

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Somethings Winner

Hi All!

Thanks to all of you who played along with our Thanksgiving/thankful challenge last week. We love to see all the wonderful creations and interpretations of the challenges.

The winner of the Magnolia folder of images is, as chosen by

Here are your random numbers: 24
Timestamp: 2008-11-27 20:43:47 UTC

That's Ravengirl who said...
I totally had fun stamping this one! Here it is: Thanks for the challenge!

Congrats to Ravengirl! Please contact me, Denise, with your mailing info and I'll get that out to you ASAP! Thanks everyone, hope you'll play along with our new challenge this week! See you tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!! :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Somethings - CHALLENGE

Happy Friday All!

Thanks again to all of you who participated in last week's sketch challenge sponsored by Queen Kat Designs. We got to see fabulous interpretations of the sketch, you are all very talented! And thanks again to Queen Kat for donating that great blog candy!

We have a new challenge for you this week, one in honor of being thankful. Here in the United States we'll be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday next week so we thought what better challenge than one for giving thanks, saying thank you, or celebrating this holiday. Please make a project having something to do with THANKS. It can be a card, a scrapbook page, a 3d item, anything you wish. For your chance at this week's blog candy prize, post your entry by Thursday, November 27th at 7pm EST. Please leave your comment/entry on THIS post.

For blog candy this week, our talented design team member Jo created this lovely card folder and filled it to the brim with a variety of Magnolia images. Thanks Jo! Due to the Thanksgiving holiday here, the winner will be drawn and announced with the challenge next Friday morning.

Be sure to check out all the design team samples too, we have LeAnne Pugliese as guest designer again this week!

Have fun stamping something!

Thanksgiving Somethings ~ SAMPLES

Alex's Happy Thanksgiving Card

Becky's Give Thanks Card

Cindy's Happy Thanksgiving Card